IDF Frees 2 Hostages From Hamas

Israeli forces rescue two hostages from Hamas captivity

The Shin Bet, IDF and special police forces early morning on Monday rescued two hostages from Hamas in the heart of Rafah.

Around 1:00 a.m., the operation freeing two Argentinian hostages from Nir Yitzhak, Fernando Marman and Louis Norbeto Har, started with dozens of airstrikes against Hamas’s Shabura battalion so they would not understand the true goal of rescuing the hostages, ages 61 and 70.

Two family members of the hostages were previously freed during the November 23-30 hostage exchange.

The operation had been considered several times recently, but called off, until the operation was finally approved on Monday morning.

The hostages had been held on the second floor of a building heavily guarded as well as by additional guards in the next door building.